Being at your best on camera is not a question of doing this or that. It’s a matter of getting closer to who you are. Then this or that might help slightly.

But we are told that we just need to be bigger, faster, smarter, more strategic. Then we’re to throw that guy or girl up on the screen, thinking he or she will know what to do for sure.

But he or she isn’t you, so what can he or she even do? Jump up and down and act like an idiot?

Or even worse, let indecision and doubt tamp down your energy in a medium that filters out half of it in the first place?

It’s more effective to suss out your best self in the first place. And there are only three steps to making that a reality. 

This will keep you calm and sane with the right energy on camera. Best of all, it’s how you’ll get better with each video you make.

    8 replies to "3 Steps to Being Your Best on Camera"

    • Richard Mowrey

      Another excellent message. Plus, the reversed out key points with the thin white line added to the presentation punch!

    • Leslie Covington

      Thank you.

      I wondered if my age, looks, and accent would put people off. You made some great points.

      I have a lot of work to do, and don’t know if I’ll be able to overcome my insecurities.

      • Steven Washer

        I think you can do it. If those others can, why not you?

    • Gudrun Thong

      I have done 20 video tutorials off- camera; maybe I could consider stepping in front of the camera…
      It would take care of a lot of Canva designed youtube thumbnails to fill the voiceovers, too.

      • Steven Washer

        Agreed. And it will teach you when to appear personally and when to fill the screen with information. Which will make the whole video better and more engaging.

    • Ronald Ross

      Thanks, I needed that. Now I have another role model – Grandma Moses. Col Sanders was already on my list along with my Aunt Pearl Ruth who died a few months ago at age 103. Turn on the lights, I’m ready to shoot.
      My website is now live with three videos thereon.

      • Steven Washer

        It took a little figuring, but you’re firing on all cylinders now, seems to me!

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